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Germany, (officially: the Federal Republic of Germany), (German: Bundesrepublik Deutschland) is the largest country in Central Europe. It is bordered to the north by Denmark, to the east by Poland and the Czech Republic, to the south by Austria and Switzerland, and to the west by France, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands. Germany is a federation of 16 states, roughly corresponding to regions with their own distinct and unique cultures.

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Germany tourism and travel information including facts, maps, history, culture, transport and weather in Germany. Find popular places to visit in …

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Though it remains far less well known or understood by outsiders than some of its neighbours, since reunification Germany has at last gained a higher profile as.

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A guide to Germany with articles, photos, facts, videos, and news from National Geographic.

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Germany travel guide including detailed destination guides to German cities, beaches, ski resorts, cruise ports and airports. Up to date and written by experts.

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Get information on Germany hotels, restaurants, entertainment, shopping, sightseeing, and activities. Read the Fodor’s reviews, or post your own.

Generalities

The roots of German history and culture date back to the Germanic tribes and after that to the Holy Roman Empire. Since the early middle ages Germany started to split into hundreds of small states. It was the Napoleonic wars that started the process of unification, which ended in 1871, when a large number of previously independent German kingdoms united under Prussian leadership to form the German Empire (Deutsches Kaiserreich). This incarnation of Germany reached eastward all the way to modern day Klaipeda (Memel) in Lithuania and also encompassed the regions of Alsace and Lorraine of todays France, a small portion of eastern Belgium (Eupen-Malmedy), a small border region in southern Denmark and over 40% of contemporary Poland. The empire ended in 1918 when Emperor (Kaiser) Wilhelm II was forced to abdicate the throne at the time of Germany’s defeat at the end of World War I (1914-1918) and was followed by the short-lived and ill fated so called Weimar Republic, which tried in vain to completely establish a liberal, democratic regime. Because the young republic was plagued with massive economic problems stemming from the war (such as hyperinflation) and disgrace for a humiliating defeat in World War I, strong anti-democratic forces took advantage of the inherent organizational problems of the Weimar Constitution and the Nazis were able to seize power in 1933.

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The life in Germany guide will help you to settle down in Germany. The guide is written by expatriates in Germany, for people who would like to move to Germany. … GENERALITIES · general information …

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Gerhard L. Weinberg – 1996 – Biography & Autobiography

Essays in Modern German and World History Gerhard L. Weinberg … it would be wise to leave the superficial generalities and look at the specifics of the time.

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Anton Kaes, Martín Jay, Edward Dimendberg – 1995 – History

This nationalist will desires to conserve all that in Germany is worth conserving. … it — to “lose itself in generalities” but to maintain the nation as a thing apart.

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Joseph W. Bendersky – 2000 – Biography & Autobiography

The appeal was always to the emotions, and they spoke in generalities. … Patriotic music, German flags, party banners, uniformed members, and special lighting …

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Translations for generalities in the German » English dictionary on PONS.eu: generality, to talk in generalities, to talk of generalities, the generality.

Formalities

The year 1933 witnessed the rise to power of the nationalistic and racist National Socialist German Workers’ (Nazi) Party and its Führer, Adolf Hitler. Under the Nazi dictatorship, democratic institutions were dismantled and a police state was installed. Jews, Slavs, Gypsies, handicapped people, socialists, communists, unionists and other groups not fitting into the Nazis’ vision of a Greater Germany faced persecution, and ultimately murder in concentration camps. Europe’s Jews and Gypsies were marked for total extermination. Hitler’s militaristic ambitions to create a new German Empire in Central and Eastern Europe led to war, successively, with Poland, France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union and the United States – despite initial dazzling successes, Germany was unable to withstand the attacks of the Allies and Soviets on two fronts in addition to a smaller third front to the south of the Alps in Italy.

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No visa required for entry into Germany / Entry regulations for Non-EU citizens / Proof of financing / Formalities after arrival in Germany …

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In India. Welcome to the Germany Visa Application Centre. This site provides information on procedures applicable to residents of certain areas in the North and …

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German embassies and consular representations will provide information on current entry and residence requirements for Germany. Applicants …

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Formalities involved in entering Germany as a foreign country. Please check with the appropriate representatives for Germany ( deutsche …

www.uni-muenster.de/en/research/visiting_scholars/formality.html

The Welcome Centre of the International Office offers advice and support in taking care of all necessary formalities connected to a research stay in Germany.

Visas

There are no border controls between countries that have signed and implemented the treaty – the European Union (except Bulgaria, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania and the United Kingdom), Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. Likewise, a visa granted for any Schengen member is valid in all other countries that have signed and implemented the treaty. But be careful: not all EU members have signed the Schengen treaty, and not all Schengen members are part of the European Union. This means that there may be spot customs check but no immigration checks (travelling within Schengen but to/from a non-EU country) or you may have to clear immigration but not customs (travelling within the EU but to/from a non-Schengen country).

www.auswaertiges-amt.de/EN/…/Visabestimmungen_node.html

Generally speaking, all other foreigners require a visa for stays in Germany. A visa is not required for semi-annual visits of up to 90 days for …

www.germany.info/Vertretung/usa/en/…Visa/__Visa.html

Going to Germany? This website will help you to find out whether or not you need a visa and will guide you through the application process. It also allows you to …

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Germany Visa Services: Secure Online Application; Tourist, Business, Private Visas to Germany. Comprehensive Information on Germany Visa Requirements …

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Workpermit.com guide to German visas and German green card.

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In India. Welcome to the Germany Visa Application Centre. This site provides information on procedures applicable to residents of certain areas in the North and …

Work

While the official unemployment rate in Germany is at around 6,1% (realistic figures might be much higher since only registered unemployment is counted and many German part-time workers are desperately wishing to work full-time), there are jobs for those with the right qualifications or connections. Non-EU foreigners wishing to work in Germany should make sure they secure the proper permits. Since this can mean extended acts of distinctly German bureaucracy especially for non-EU citizens, it is likely not a good method to help your travelling budget.

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To view hundreds of current IT jobs in Germany please view our Germany Jobs page by clicking here. Germany is located in the heart of Europe sharing …

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If you come from a country within the European Union, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Iceland, you can live and work in Germany without any restrictions.

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Hundreds of great job opportunities for foreign professionals at Germany’s top employers – in cooperation with Monster, Experteer, Stepstone, and CareerBuilder …

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Work in Germany, information on working holidays, volunteering opportunities abroad and study overseas – Lonely Planet.

www.tulane.edu/~rouxbee/soci626/germany/_pbaliga/Germany.htm

In Germany today, the general governmental attitude towards work/family policy is one of individuality. In other words, the government of Germany, through its …

Accommodation

German food usually sticks to its roots and a typical dish will consist of meat with some form of potatoes and gravy, accompanied by vegetables or salad. Modern German cuisine has been influenced by other European countries such as Italy and France to become lighter. Dishes show a great local diversity which is interesting to discover.

Since most bigger employers have a canteen for their employees, you will find relatively few sandwich shops and takeaways, and eating-out culture in Germany is dominated by the Gasthaus/Gasthof and restaurants. Putting places to eat into 6 categories gives you a hint about the budget/taste. Starting from the lower end, these are:

Germany has a wide range of flavors (e.g. German, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Polish, Indian, Italian, French, Spanish, Greek, Turkish) and almost all styles of the world are represented.

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Accommodation Germany, overview and a list of hotels, campsites, farmstays, guest houses and luxury accommodation in Germany.

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Germany Accommodation: Find 474556 traveler reviews and 209 candid photos for 16632 Germany Hotels on TripAdvisor.

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Here you find accommodation in Germany a bed and breakfast, holiday apartments, farmstays and private guest rooms e.g. Munich, Berlin, Cologne, Hamburg, …

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Study

German universities can compete with the best universities in the world. Since the vast majority of the universities are state-owned, studying in Germany is usually very cheap (50-700 Euros/semester), but keep in mind that the costs to make your living are quite high (for example Tübingen: around €350-400 rent per month for a 1-room apartment plus living expenses) with rent being the major factor. Because of this, most students either share a flat or live in a dormitory. Dormitories also often consider the financial situation of the applicants and decide accordingly.

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For our campaign “Study in Germany” international students tell you why its worth studying in Germany. We take pictures of these “testimonials” in a typical …

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Ten steps to studying in Germany. Germany has many different kinds of universities. They all offer excellent quality. But with so many to choose from, it’s not …

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You’d like to study in Germany? A great idea! We look forward to welcoming you! You’re not yet sure which university to apply to? You’re interested in doing a …

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Germany boasts one of Western Europe’s oldest and most prestigious universities in Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (55 in the 2012/13 QS World …

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Studying in Germany is a guide with useful information and tips for all International students looking to study abroad in Germany!

Health care

If you have an non-urgent medical problem, you may choose from any local doctor. The German health system allows specialists to run their own surgery so you usually will be able to find every discipline from Dentistry to Neurology on duty within reasonable reach. In remote regions finding a doctor might require a ride to the next town but the German infrastructure allows fast connections. GPs/family doctors will usually describe themselves as “Allgemeinmediziner” – meaning “general medician”.

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This article gives an introduction to health insurance in Germany. The information is targetted primarily for English-speaking expatriates living in the country.

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It is not only a need but it is also law to have insurance especially in case of health insurance. Only 0.3% or about 250,000 people in Germany are not insured.

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Germany has the world’s oldest universal care system and is arguably the most successful. Like Americans, most Germans get their health coverage through …

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In Germany, people are baffled by how hostile a country as religious as the United States can be to the principle of mandatory healthcare …

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Germany has a reputation for having one of the best health care systems in the world, providing its residents with comprehensive health insurance coverage.

Bank

Well, now with online banking the answer couldn’t be any easier. Many banks offer the possibility to open current accounts (Girokonto), Instant access savings accounts (Tagesgeldkonto), limited access savings accounts (Sparbuch), securities accounts (depot) etc. without even going into the branch (although you will have to go to the Post office for an ID check). Most banks offer accounts with differing levels of service and a differing monthly charge ranging from €0 per month (Comdirect, Commerzbank, Postbank, Hypovereinsbank, DKB) to about €8. Accounts without a monthly fee will include free internet banking EC-cards but will charge for any transactions made in the branch. EC-cards (Debits card) are issued as part of the package. Some banks offer Visa Debit cards as well for free. Most banks charge extra for Credit cards. The most widely accepted are MasterCard and Visa. American Express is not so popular in Germany but still has its advantages. Overdrafts are usually only granted after a 6-month history with the bank (or another German bank) and a positive SCHUFA rating. They will usually grant you between 2 and 3 times your usual net salary.

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Central Portal of Deutsche Bank Group, one of the world’s leading financial … March 22, 2013Demographic shift and implicit liabilities in China, Germany, Japan …

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12 ???., 2012 – Police has searched several offices of Germany’s biggest bank, Deutsche Bank AG, in connection with a carbon credit tax evasion case.

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Die Standard Chartered bietet Privatkunden, Selbstständigen und Freiberuflern optimale Lösungen für mehr finanzielle Flexibilität.

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The Deutsche Bundesbank’s Research Centre released the first results of the panel on the economic situation of households in Germany. The data set should …

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Deutsche Bank logo Deutsche Bank AG is a leading global investment bank with a strong and profitable private clients franchise. A leader in Germany and …

Tax

Taxes in Germany—as it is a federal republic—are levied by the federal government (Bund), the states (Länder) as well as the municipalities (Städte/Gemeinden). Many direct and indirect taxes exist in Germany; income tax and VAT are the most significant. The German word for tax is die Steuer which originates from the Old High German word stiura meaning help. It should not be confused with the word das Steuer, which means steering or helm.

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Basic data on Germany’s income tax rates tax laws v.a.t. Germany’s overview of economy main economic indicators GDP inflation rates unemployment.

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Germany Value Added Tax: The standard value added tax rate in Germany is 19%. There is a reduced rate of 7% that relates mainly to food and agricultural …

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If you are / will be employed please use the German Wage Tax Calculator. The Income Tax Calculator is only for freelancers or landlords for instance. For the …

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Germany’s Roman Catholics are to be denied the right to Holy Communion or religious burial if they stop paying a church tax, under a new …

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Expatriates living in Germany can be subject to German taxes, especially if they have German source income. The German tax system is similar to the structures …

Transports

Regular train services connect Germany with all neighbouring countries. Almost all neighbouring countries (especially Switzerland, Poland, Denmark, Czech Republic and Austria) and even some non-neighbouring countries (e. g. Italy) are quite well connected with “EuroCity” trains. They are a little bit slower and slightly less comfortable than the European high speed trains but reach nevertheless up to 200 km/h. They are a worthwhile way to travel – not only for budget travellers (although budget airlines might be cheaper) or landscape viewers (especially the Rhine valley lines).

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Getting around in Germany: Train travel, Living in Germany: Getting around in Germany, public transport, Getting around in Germany: Bicycle – Foto: Presse- und …

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Neoturismo.com – Germany Transports. … Comparte esta página en Twitter. Envía esta página a un amigo. HOME > Destinations > Germany > Transport …

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Do you need to take a train, a bus, a plane, or rent a car in Germany? Find out more about transportation means in Germany.

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Transport in Germany. Arriving and departing using public transportation in Germany such as busses, trains, car hire, flights and ferries – Lonely Planet.

Driver’s licence

The European driving licence is a driving licence replacing the many driving licence styles already in use in the member states of the European Economic Area (European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) . It has the credit card-style with a photograph and possibly a microchip. They were introduced to replace the 110 different plastic and paper driving licences of the 300 million drivers in the EEA. The main objective of the licence is to decrease the risk of fraud.

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Germany : Germany. The U.S. Embassy, supported by the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany, continues to actively …

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Can I use my Indian drivers licence in Germany or do I need to exchange it for a German licence? Do I need an International licence?

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Getting a German driving license can be tricky for expats, but Jeff and Karen Smith had done their homework, and they were on top of it.

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Learn which US states and Canadian provinces have reciprocity agreements for getting a German driver’s license – saving expats time and money.

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A national of a non-EU country who will be living in Germany longer than a year will need a German driver’s license (Führerschein). In many cases this is a …

Removal

Do you need an experienced removals firm to take the stress out of moving your home or business to Germany? Established in the UK in 1857, and with over 50 years experience in removals by road to Germany and the rest of Europe, you can be assured that as one of the UK’s longest established removal firms, Over’s will take care of every aspect of your move.

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Removals to Germany, Moving House Quotes, UK Germany removals, Great Sevice, Full Part loads.

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Movecorp.co.uk offers a full range of removals to Germany services, all of our Removal quotes are based on a full door to door service unless otherwise stated.

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Removal to and from Germany from Over’s international.

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Our removal services for Germany cover all of the countries regions. Below is some information on a few of the most popular destinations that are becoming the …

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How to prepare your house moving to Germany, organizing your furniture shipping in Germany.

Communications

The official language of Germany is German. The standard form of German is called “Hochdeutsch” (High German). This is accent-free or better dialect-free German, the “official” form of the language. It is understood by all and spoken by almost all Germans. However, every region has its historical dialect, which might pose a challenge sometimes to those who speak even good German and even to native speakers as well. This is usually noticeable only in the south and rural areas of the north and east. Thus, when traveling in Bavaria, Saxony and Baden, you are stepping foot in places where dialect remains a strong part of the local identity. The general rule is that south of the Main River divides north Germany from the south in both language dialects and local culture.

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Germany as other European Countries is very developed the system of communication. From Post Offices to Internet and Media, you will find information about it.

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Freedom of opinion. The Basic Law guarantees the freedom of the press and freedom of opinion. Press. Around 350 daily newspapers with total sales of 24 …

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Recent liberalization of Germany’s telecommunications market has led to competition between the privatized national provider, Deutsche Telekom, and a …

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Telephones – main lines in use: 54.35 million (2003) Telephones – mobile cellular: 64.8 million (2003) Telephone system: General assessment: Germany has …

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Telephones – main lines in use: 45. 6 millionCountry comparison to the world: 3Telephones – mobile: 105 millionCountry comparison to the …

Leisure

Leisure is a major pursuit, if not an industry, in German life. As did workers in most Western industrial countries, Germans once toiled under an unrestricted six-day workweek, often 10 hours a day with breaks only on Sundays and for major feasts and festivals. Added to these traditional feasts and festivals now are several secular holidays and three to six weeks or more of paid vacation time. Moreover, the German workweek is now 40 hours or less. As a result, Germans have more leisure time than workers of most Western countries. This abundance of leisure has become a national preoccupation, and the German Leisure Association conducts research on leisure activity and dispenses information and advice.

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For Germans, recreation doesn’t necessarily mean lounging around. In its free time, the nation likes to take part in strenuous athletic activities …

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Germans are very family-focused, and much of their leisure time is spent at home, particularly during the winter months. However, they also participate in a wide …

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Germany is a large country, with facilities for all the sports and leisure activities imaginable. Find out about the right ones for you from the many options of things …

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In most German towns and cities there are museums, cinemas, theatre and concert events. Cinemas are increasingly screening the original versions (OV) of …

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Read the full-text online book and more details about Workers’ Culture in Imperial Germany: Leisure and Recreation in the Rhineland and Westphalia by Lynn …

Miscellaneous

Germans are very fond of their bread, which they make in many variations. This is the food that Germans tend to miss most when away from home. Most people like their bread relatively dark and dense and scorn the soft loaves sold in other countries. Bakeries will rarely provide less than twenty different sorts of bread and it’s worth trying a few of them. In fact, many Germans buy their lunch or small snacks in bakeries instead of takeaways or the like. Prices for a loaf of bread will range from 0.50 € to 4 €, depending on the size (real specialties might cost more).

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Studying at a German film school. Tired and lost in thought, Claudius Urban was undergoing his daily dental hygiene routine a few years ago when his …

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Features Song Lyrics for Scythe (Germany)’s Miscellaneous album. Includes Album Cover, Release Year, and User Reviews.

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Features Song Lyrics for Scythe (Germany)’s Miscellaneous album. Includes Album Cover, Release Year, and User Reviews.

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Miscellaneous: What else can be found about languages and minorities? As of early 1994, approximately 6.8 million registered foreigners resided in Germany.

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